Tonight I walked outside my home and saw a friend standing and staring into the sky. I asked if he was okay and he called me over to look at something. It was a saucer like object that was traveling away from us. I could see a bright beam of light shining out of the front and sides of it flickering. It was like as if it was scanning or taking photos of the terrain. The light never did shine back our way (out the back of the craft) but it continues to flicker until it disappeared out of view.It never moved erratically or faster than the normal plane but the flickering of the beams of light is what made this object peculiar. There were plenty of planes in the sky to compare it too. So I do not believe it was a plane. It was different. I'm getting chills writing this but I think I saw a UFO tonight.